How I Hired an Illustrator

This is the process I used for finding and hiring an illustrator for my first children’s book: Sleepy Baby Samurai and the Magic Painting. I’m sure everyone’s process is

I was listening to the radio recently, and the hosts were discussing a survey about career-ending moves made in job interviews. An example mentioned was repeatedly swearing in the

How to Fix Modern Education

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”– Mark Twain “The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.” – G.K. Chesterton

15 Books I Read in 2020

I completed only about 3 or 4 books in 2019, while in 2020 I completed 15! I actually read more than that too, but the 15 I’m counting are

Life is like a Puzzle

“Life is like a puzzle gifted one piece at a time. You never know the content of the next piece or how many pieces you will receive. All you

My Nuke Gizmos

This is a list of Nuke gizmos I have created and shared publicly. I will continue to add to it. AndrewsRotoCheck – Gives you 20+ ways of checking your

Dear Andrew, I’m a VFX Artist and my partner isn’t. I’ve run multiple simulations for our relationship, trying to create the ideal working model. But sometimes I feel like

Dear Andrew,I have fallen for a VFX Artist, but not knowing much about VFX, I sometimes find we have difficulty understanding each other. I love my partner very much

Helpful Books for Writers

After discussing this topic with a student, I thought it might be valuable to share which books on creative writing have helped me the most. October 2020 Update: I

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been reflecting on how I manage my time. My original expectation was that I would have MORE time, but I started to feel

Ethel Kohn: Talent Manager

Ethel What’s the difference between a Talent Manager and a Recruiter? Recruiters are in charge of external hiring and I’m in charge of most internal hiring. So let’s say

Where can you find high quality stock footage to download for VFX practice and compositing new shots? I’ve made 3 lists of links: “Free”, “Free with Paid Options”, and

Sandy Romero: Texture Artist

Stranger Things Season 2: Hydraulx VFX How did you first learn about VFX (Visual Effects)? I loved watching sci-fi movies as a kid. Jurassic Park really inspired me. The

Iconic and Inspirational VFX

This is a response to a student’s request. I have a compiled a list of 365 titles (one for every day of the year) from films and television that

How did you first learn about VFX (Visual Effects)? I started by making my own videos. Like a lot of other people, I wanted to know how to make

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Sony Pictures Imageworks You have an interesting background. How does someone with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology/Animal Biology end up working in VFX

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Digital Domain How did you first learn about VFX (Visual Effects)? The first time was probably watching a DVD bonus feature from the original Star Wars

You have just started working in a visual effects studio. What do you keep at your desk? You look around and see what other people have at their desks.

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